Maciel was killed and two other American service members were wounded on Saturday night in what U.S. military officials called an "apparent insider attack" while they were advising local forces at an Afghan military facility in the town of Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan Province, reports CNN. The last insider attack that resulted in a U.S. casualty occurred two months earlier, in June of a year ago.
A USA service member has been killed and two others were wounded in an "apparent insider attack" in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, according to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
It was not immediately clear what became of the shooter.
Green-on-blue or insider attacks, in which a member of the ANSF attacks American service members, have taken place every year since 2008. "Our prayers are with his family and friends during this hard time". The Taliban proceeded to murder 17 Afghan police officers in a predawn attack, then announced its own three-day cease-fire, although it stressed that attacks on everyone it considered a "foreign invader" would continue.
Maciel's honors include the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon, the Columbus, Ga., newspaper site says.
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A United States soldier killed in Afghanistan was identified late on Sunday as Cpl.
The Taliban released a statement on Twitter saying an Afghan soldier fired on US troops in the province of Uruzgan, AFP reported. As Pompeo's remarks indicated, the Taliban is an indigenous problem for Kabul to resolve with American support, all the more so if Pakistan truly gets serious about controlling its border region.
The NATO-led Resolute Support mission has been in Afghanistan since January 2015 to provide training, advice and assistance to Afghan security forces.
The attack comes a year after three U.S. special forces soldiers were shot dead by one of their Afghan colleagues.